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Charles Francis WILLIAMS

Regimental number6630
Place of birthBanana Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBanana, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Mr Williams Deeford, Wowan via Mount Morgan, Queensland
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918

Military Medal

'At HOOGE, FRANCE on 20th September, 1917, during the attack on POLYGONVELDE WOOD, Pte. WILLIAMS showed marked devotion to duty. He was frequently called upon to carry messages to Battalion Headquarters through extremely heavy fire and his coolness and determination characterised his action at all times. During the whole operation his services were invaluable and I cannot speak too highly of the work accomplished by this soldier.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 August 1932
Place of burialToowong Cemetery

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